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Whispers on water - a photo journal of our life on the 'cut' dedicated to keeping family and friends informed of our whereabouts.

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Buzzing Along!

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I was sat on the bow idly picking the strings of my acoustic guitar when this Bumble Bee decided to add his own accompaniment by landing on it.

I was also paid a few compliments by passing walkers as they caught the strains of my own take on a few Led Zeppelin, U2 or Pink Floyd numbers played as instrumentals.

There's nothing like the honest sound of an open-air acoustic guitar instrumental, even played by someone like me who is self taught and far from perfect. Great fun and a great days practice. Perfect weather too!
24th Mar 2012, 17:30   comments (3)

Me and My Mate

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Gunner looking a little damp, but no less appealing on our return from his late afternoon swim and our exploration of the wooded river bank.
22nd Mar 2012, 22:50   comments (0)

Near Miss?

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20th Mar 2012, 15:27   comments (1)

Snap shots!

1. Gunner, out!
2. Funghi art.
3. A mossy wall.
4. Decaying farm buildings.
5. Bzzzzz?
6. Goyt mist.
20th Mar 2012, 15:23   comments (0)

Ransoms Galore

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When they've flowered tuck in!
20th Mar 2012, 15:09   comments (6)

Woodland Sculptures

1. Mouse emerging from the trunk of a tree.
2. Woodpecker.
3. Acorn.
4. Beech nut.
5. Commemorative seat.

These little and not so little gems are scattered in and around the grounds of Chadwick Chapel.
20th Mar 2012, 15:07   comments (1)

On the Way to Chadkirk

1. Moored just west of the opened out Rose Hill Tunnel.
2. The west portal of Hydebank tunnel.
3. Looking west from the tunnel towards Romiley Board Mill.
4. Walking through Kirk Wood awash with Ransoms (poor mans garlic). One of my favourite salad and sandwich ingredients. It was once reputed to be only good enough for bears; that'll do me!
5. A horse drink on the tunnel overpass.
20th Mar 2012, 14:54   comments (0)

The Church of Chad

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1. Chadkirk Chapel.
2. A lifesize wood sculpture of (I think)the cleric Chad surveying his parish.

This wonderful little chapel and grounds below the hamlet of Chadkirk is a haven of delights and a treat of a place to sit and ponder of times past.

I've walked the towpath over Hydebank Tunnel and through the woods down to Chadkirk every evening for the past five days; I never tire of the sense of times past and the peace of just sitting in the grounds. Magic.

The chapel grounds are a postage stamp oasis of tranquility - blink and you'll miss it, as many do.

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20th Mar 2012, 14:14   comments (1)